Energy Crisis in Germany

by Olha Povaliaieva
Monday, July 11, 2022
Energy Crisis in Germany

The German government will make every effort to prevent a split in society amid gas blackmail against Russia

During a meeting with Japan's foreign minister, Annalena Burbock said the government would do "everything possible" to prevent a societal split over a shortage or sudden stoppage of gas from Russia.

"If we have less energy, less heat supply, we will see to it that they are fairly distributed," Deutsche Welle quotes Annalena Baerbock.

As the minister said, the Kremlin is "unpredictable" in the gas issue, "that is why all possible scenarios are being worked out."

Germany continues to buy Russian gas and has even asked Canada to return the Nord Stream pipes. Since June 16, the pipeline has been operating at 40%, and on July 11, that is, today, the North was then blocked for "maintenance," which may not end.

By October, EU gas storage facilities should be 80% full, and today this figure has not yet reached 65%. Because of Putin's blackmail, the German government has to save on heating supplies to homes and businesses, while the left continues to demand to stop supplying weapons to Ukraine.

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